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Button It Up (eBook)

Button It Up (eBook)

SKU# 077843

80 Amazing Vintage Button Projects for Necklaces, Bracelets, Embellishments, Housewares, & more

Susan Beal

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  • Product # 077843
  • Type PDF eBook
  • ISBN 978-1-60085-749-2
  • Published Date 2009
  • Pages 176
  • Photos 85 photographs
  • Drawings and 25 drawings
This idea-filled book will have crafters, collectors, and jewelry makers rummaging through their stashes for fabulous fasteners from the 1980s and earlier.

Written by Susan Beal, author of the top-selling Bead Simple, it brings you 80 irresistible projects made from every type of button imaginable:

  • 25 jewelry projects, from one-of-a-kind rings to bold necklaces
  • 7 gift projects that include bookmarks, purses, totes, and ornaments
  • 8 home projects for embellished curtains, napkins, pillows, and more

Inspiring and Practical! The gorgeous 4-color photos and illustrations are sure to inspire crafters of all skill levels. The complete, step-by-step instructions -- along with expert advice on jewelry making and gluing techniques -- get you off to a great start and guarantee successful results.

Button Primer This comprehensive guide includes a look at the history of buttons; the charm and beauty of vintage buttons made of horn, ivory, wood, and semi-precious stone; and using vintage molds to make your own buttons.

For the last word on this popular craft, order Button It Up now!
Table of Contents
Introduction: Button, Button

1. Vintage Button Primer

2. Techniques (Jewelry 101, Sewing 101, Glue 101) and Materials

3. Necklaces and Pendants (10 projects):
Solo Pendant
Duo Pendant
Layered Pendant
Delicate Pendant
Spiky Choker
Row of Buttons Necklace
Button Charm Necklace
Button Link Necklace
Knotted Necklace
Covered Button Necklace

4. Earrings, Bracelets, Rings, and Brooches (10 projects):
Button Post Earrings
Button Drop Earrings
Button Dangle Earrings
Cascading Button Earrings
Button Hoop Earrings
Button Link Bracelet
Button Charm Bracelet
Button Cuffs
Knotted Bracelet
Layered Button Bracelet
Button Rings
Button Brooch

5. Housewares (10 projects):
Button Magnets
Button Café Curtains
Button Kitchen Set
Set the Table Set
Dinner Party Set
Button Bath Set
Button Embellished Pillows
Button Décor

6. Accessories, Embellishments, and Gifts (10 projects):
Button Hairclips
Button Haircomb
Button Embellished Top
Button Embellished Skirt
Button Embellished Handbag
Button Embellished Market Bag
Button Stationery Set
Button Jars
Button Holiday Decorations
Button Toys

7. Resources

Guest Designers

Index
Introduction
Vintage buttons--pre-1980--are an irresistible material to craft with and offer a wonderful variety of look and style for jewelry, accessories, and home décor projects. Susan Beal, whose forthcoming Bead Simple is a compendium of 150 beading projects, follows up with Button It Up.. The 40 projects are detailed in easy-to-follow instructions and accompanied by gorgeous 4-color photography, plus 4-color illustrations.

In the book readers will find:

Vintage button history and culture: types, styles, and materials of buttons

Getting Started: Techniques (Jewelry 101, Sewing 101, Glue 101), Design, Materials

Jewelry (25 projects): pendants, rings, link bracelets, ribbon necklaces, chain necklaces, link necklaces, brooches, stud earrings, dangle earrings, men's chain necklace

Accessories and Gifts (7 projects): ribbon bookmark, keychain, embellished tote, embellished purse, ornaments, skirt embellishments, stuffed toy

Housewares (8 projects): magnets, pushpins, decorated jars and canisters, embellished cloth napkins, embellished curtains, embellished pillows, oven mitt/potholder
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